Bafana return delights Klate

2010-08-13 09:33

Johannesburg - Daine Klate has expressed his delight at making a return to the Bafana Bafana fold following the victory over Ghana.

The Orlando Pirates star was overlooked for the World Cup in South Africa, but was recalled to the national team after Pitso Mosimane made the transition from assistant coach to the man in the hotseat.

Klate, who joined Bucs from league champions SuperSport United in the off-season, came on as a late second-half substitute in the 1-0 win over the Black Stars.

And the winger was not only pleased to have played, he was delighted to once again be under the tutelage of Mosimane, who mentored him in his early days at Matsatsantsa.

"It feels good. I'm happy to be back especially after missing out on the World Cup. It's pretty exciting," he said.

"It is absolutely great to see coach Pitso in charge, this is an inspiration to us as players after having worked with him at club level."

Klate has already revealed he plans to give Siphiwe Tshabalala stiff competition for a starting spot on the left flank, as he has already made that position his own at Pirates. 


  • Christopher Bila - 2010-08-13 10:32

    Truly it it exciting to see Dian klate back on the track again so thank u Mr Mosimane for your good work by making changes in our national team it suppose to be than even during the SWC but no threat at all this is your chances boet go for it.

  • luvuyo - 2010-08-13 11:11

    Its gud impression to see klate in bafana squad and he has gud taste especialy in skills

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  • Prince Mlungis Hungwane - 2010-08-13 13:13

    Very exciting to see this man back on the track with the national team Thanks to Mosimane

  • Rico - 2010-08-13 13:36

    Frans is a great kicker, and a big boy. He needs to learn to pass the ball though. People in this country has an obsession with him and rugby. Pathetic. Get a life all you okes. SARU does a good job, and has done so for years. Andy has to run around the world, cause they have to approach the clubs directly. Clubs and agents don't answer to letters and emails, unless the $$'s flashes hard. And to be honest why spend a million bucks to get Frans here when there are very capable players back home anyways. I think we have enough talent at home. So what if we loose to the Blacks as long as we play good hard rugga. We'd probably whip the Aussies at home and loose to the Blacks. And still be able to whip any other international team. You SA rugby public and media are a joke, and the Aussie and Kiwi media know exactly how to use you to create some 'chaos' over here. The weakest thing about the SA rugby public and media is that they want the SA to win every single match all the time and win every single trophy. It has become such a crazy frenzy its a joke. The things people say on here clearly reflects that. My greatest hope is that rugby becomes a backwater sport in this country oneday, with cricket following suit. It would mean a lot less ill directed hate going around. Rugby in this country is evil, and always will be. Not because it is inherently evil not because the people playing it is evil, but because of the evilness of the people watching it. This 'proud' rugby tradition is fuel by racism, violence and filth.

  • Sir Vic - 2010-08-13 14:28

    as much as i like This young man..if he believes he has cemented a position at Pirates then he is dilusional...Mark Mayambela is not just competition he is Klate's worst nightmare... watc the space i'm telling you..

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